Concrete is a good choice for your property because it has the ability to last a long time and resist damage from the elements.
The benefits of Concrete :
•Fire Resistance: A non-combustible product, it has a slow rate of heat transfer and doesn’t require any additional fire protection. Because of its resilience to fire, it is an ideal material for buildings or any enclosures that are close to a heat source.
• Flood Resilience: This material is not easily damaged by water, and in flood-damaged areas, concrete structures are often salvageable. Due to its low permeability, concrete will have minimal damage or deformation during a flood.
• Durability: It has the ability to last a long time against weathering and significant deterioration. Even after a vast amount of exposure to the elements, it has been known to hold up well. Even concrete structures built 100 years ago are still standing strong today.
Buildings and structures that are made with concrete are more easily recycled and re-used than buildings made out of other materials.
Concrete is often used in heavy duty applications where there is a lot of traffic. Some of the industrial and commercial applications are loading docks, dolly pads, retaining walls, industrial floors. Dolly pads are used under the tractor trailers when they are parked. The two legs from the trailer often leave a dent in asphalt but concrete does not dent and provides a stable base for the trailer so it doesn’t sink and tip over. Concrete curbs and sidewalks are often used in parking lots to retain earth and asphalt. Concrete ramps have become a large focus on accessibility as concrete is a hard smooth surface an excellent choice to improve accessibility for our residential, commercial and industrial paving. Concrete floors are the main choice for industrial and commercial building. Industrial concrete floors can withstand the heavy loads and forces that are applied daily therefore making concrete the best choice. Residential applications include; concrete floors, sidewalks, patios, curbs and stamped concrete. Concrete is often used in place of asphalt because if you place a table or chair on asphalt on a hot summer day the chair will melt into the asphalt leaving an imprint. Concrete does not displace like asphalt does, it is very hard, therefore a better choice for a patio.
Because of its robustness, it is ideal for recycling, updating, and refurbishment for future users. Also, it produces no emissions, no toxic preservatives, and is made from naturally occurring materials.
If you would like more information, contact us at Hilton Asphalt Paving.